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After pondering the future of libraries, including school libraries for a while now and thinking about 21st Century Learning after hearing Professor Stephen Heppell speak at the State Library of Victoria in November 2008, it’s probably time to address the concept of gaming in schools, libraries and school libraries.
Are you still reading? You haven’t fainted? [...]

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As well as being an excellent ‘lecture capture system’, the DEECD’s Elluminate website  hosts a number of very interesting presentations that have been saved for access at a later date.
One of these presentations is Steve Hargadon’s Web 2.0 is the future of education. (You must have Elluminate installed, Victorian educators can download this for free from [...]

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Elluminate

Elluminate is an online ‘lecture capture’ application that is currently available free of charge to all Victorian educators (State, Independent and Catholic schools are all included) through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s Knowledge Bank.

Elluminate lets people communicate in real time via their Internet connection. People who schedule an Elluminate session meet in a ’room’. [...]

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21st Century learning

Continuing on with Professor Stephen Heppell’s talk on 21st Century learning at the State Library of Victoria on Monday 10th November, Stephen outlined the 21st Century as ‘people centric’ where ‘helping people help each other’ is leading to the mass social construction of knowledge. People adding entries and editing Wikipedia, creating content in LibraryThing, YouTube, [...]

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